| Oct 17, 2012
| 8:33 AM
Each month this year, climate data have shown one of the warmest starts to any year on record, and that continued in September across the country and state and in Baltimore.
Across the contiguous U.S., January through September was the warmest first nine...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:30 PM
A waffling El Nino has prevented U.S. government weather forecasters from repeating other weather watchers’ predictions of a snowy winter in Maryland — though they aren’t ruling one out.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Wallace G. "Wally" Montague, a retired Lockheed-Martin Corp. researcher and dance instructor, died Oct. 18 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at his Charles Town, W.Va., home.
The longtime Pikesville resident was 88.
Born in Baltimore and...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Communication is the backbone of a good relationship: not talking — communication.
I'm pretty sure Doug wishes I would stop talking sometimes. Go figure.
Spousal communication in marriage wasn't a big deal when I was growing up. When my dad said,...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Maryland trainer Carlos Garcia said it takes a little patience to coax success from an inexpensive race horse. He might have added love and peppermints, too, because that is what the 62-year-old gives his Laurel Park-based horses, and it has paid off...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:57 PM
U.S. government meteorologists predict a “possibly extremely active” hurricane season in 2013, the top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official said Thursday, with as many as half a dozen major hurricanes.
NOAA expects 13...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Spring stirs pollen, and also dust — high-flying dust that's blown thousands of miles to reach North America in greater amounts than scientists have known before, with potential impact on the climate and air quality.
Mineral dust rises from dry...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Meteorologists watching forecast models for a potential mid-week snowfall are gaining confidence that a developing storm could affect Maryland, but whether it will bring significant snow accumulation remains uncertain.
Models were showing late...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:57 AM
Climate forecasters canceled an El Nino watch Thursday, with the climate phenomenon no longer expected to arrive this winter.
Recent updates had already indicated El Nino was growing less likely, but the probability it will form has fallen to below 50...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 4:22 PM
With only three named storms on the books so far as we move into the traditional August-to-October peak of hurricane activity in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center has trimmed the top end of its predictions for hurricane activity during the 2010....
| Oct 21, 2010
| 4:22 PM
NOAA's Climate Predicition Center has issued its three-month precipitation outlook for the nation, and it shows continuing dry weather for Southern Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula (brown and tan on the map at left). Both regions were hit hard by......
| Oct 22, 2010
| 4:22 PM
The official thermometer out at BWI-Marshall Airport dipped to 39 degrees overnight, the first time we've seen that territory since May 11. It wasn't a record. The coldest reading for an Oct. 21 in Baltimore is 26 degrees, set in 1952. The coldest......